2 Kings 5:
So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and halted at the entrance of Elisha’s house. Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go, wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” But Naaman became angry and went away, saying, “I thought that for me he would surely come out, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and would wave his hand over the spot, and cure the leprosy!
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There seems to be a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Somewhere along the way, we have crossed that line and pitched our tents permanently in the Land of Overly Large Egos. It sounds like a Monty Python movie but this human drama repeats itself on the home front, in the work place and in the public arena on a regular basis. No one is laughing. I would prescribe a daily dosage of humility that would involve striping ourselves of our cloak of invincibility. Leaving ourselves vulnerable and allowing the possibility that we may, in fact, not be the biggest dog in this hunt might be the beginning of a healthy way to live with one another and with God.
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Lord God, help us all to be ever mindful of your immense restraint not to take us all out and slap us silly. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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